School of Undergraduate Studies
Privately Funded Scholarships
The following awards and fellowships are from external sources.
Abbot & Fenner Scholarship Program - Type: Scholarship Award: varies Eligibility: The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
Ambassadorial Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: up to $27,000 Eligibility: These awards are intended to help defray costs
associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room
and board, and some educational supplies for one academic year of study in
another country. Initial application must be made through a Rotary club in the applicant's legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment. Deadline: Contact your local Rotary Club
Americorps – Type: Fellowship Award: Full-time members receive an education award of up to $5,550 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back student loans. They also receive health insurance, training, and student loan deferment. Some members also receive a modest annual living allowance and health insurance. Members who serve part-time receive a partial education award. Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident age 17 or older. Members must serve full or part time over a 10- to 12-month period.
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship – Type: Contest Award: 1st Place Prize: $10,000, (3) 2nd Place Prizes: $2,000, (5) 3rd Place Prizes: $1,000, (20) Finalists: $100, and (20) Semifinalists: $50 Eligibility: Must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student and write an essay based on Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged according to the guidelines.
BigSun Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $500 Eligibility: Must be a student athlete and be a high school senior or attend a post secondary institute. Additional Info: All information should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, click the link above for the most up to date information.
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund – Type: Scholarship Eligibility: This program benefits financially needy dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims.
Forclosure.com Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Eligibility: Currently enrolled college students (graduate
students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are
invited to apply by submitting an essay.
Frugal Dad Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: $5,000 Eligibility: Must be 16 years of age or older at time of application, legal U.S. resident, enrolled in an accredited college or university, consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Frugaldad.com, if required to upon notification of winning the award, and answer 5 essay questions (500 words or less)
Fund for Theological Education – Type: Fellowships Amount: varies Eligibility: Must be pursuing a vocation in ministry and theology. The program offers three kinds of fellowships:
- Undergraduate Fellowships: for rising juniors or seniors.
- Congregational Fellowships: for first year of a Master of Divinity students.
- Ministry Fellowships: for second year of a Master of Divinity students.
Deadlines & additional info: For additional information or to download an application please click on the title.
Get Educated Online Scholarship Program - Type: Scholarship. Amount: $1,000 - awarded twice per year. Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the USA with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Application: Click on the scholarship title in order to access a link to download the official application. Additional Info: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay, attach a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript, attach a copy of your most recent FAFSA or 1040 tax return, and mail everything to the address listed on the application.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $10,000/year (renewable for an additional three years) Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshman, demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship, and have financial need. Additional Info: Click on the link above for detailed information.
Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a Study Abroad program at the time of submission. Student will be judged on their essay completed as part of the application. Additional Info: Click on the link above for the most up to date information.
Go! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: Any student participating in a volunteer program abroad is eligible to apply. The award is based on the students essay submitted with the application. Additional Info: Click on the link above for the most up to date information.
Guide to Online Schools Scholarship Opportunities - Type: Scholarships. Eligibility: Varies depending on award. Amount: Varies - typically around $2,000. Eligibility: Varies depending on specific award offered. Application: Click on scholarship title to access online application. Additional Info: The scholarhips change and vary throughout the years. Please click on scholarship title to review deadlines, awards, and other pertinent information.
Harry S. Truman Library Institute – Type: Grants & Fellowships Award: $1,000 to $30,000 Eligibility: fellowships are available to graduate and undergraduate students to support historical research on Mr. Truman's Administration or on other periods of his public career. Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on the program. Additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
Hazel Stone Memorial Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Program assists Jewish, Christian women interested in evangelism. Applicants must have committed their life to serving Jesus Christ, be committed to going to Bible college or seminary and must display a financial need in affording college costs. Deadlines & additional info: Applications are available by contacting Hazel Stone Memorial Scholarship, c/o Jews for Christ, 60 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94102.
Institute for Humane Studies – Type: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships and Research Grants Award: From $1,000 stipend to $12,000 scholarships Eligibility & deadlines: For additional information please click on the title.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: Up to $30,000 per year Eligibility: Applicants must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their two-year institution. Students cannot apply directly to the Foundation. Each two-year college may nominate up to four students (depending upon institution enrollment) each year to be considered for the scholarship. Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and additional information please click on the title.
Jeffery W. Corriveau Scholarship– Type: Scholarship Award: $500 per year Eligibility:two scholarships are in the following areas: one (1) $500.00 scholarship in performance and one (1) $500.00 scholarship in Technical Theatre. This scholarship is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in professional theatre or theatre education. .Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and additional information please click on the title.
Legal Leaders Scholarship - Type: Scholarship. Award: $1,000 per year. Eligibility: For any undergraduate student enrolled in pre-law or paralegal studies programs. For U.S. citizens, enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Deadline & Additional Info: Applicants must submit the Legal Leaders Application, transcript verifying GPA, proof of admission to an accredited university, and a 500-word essay describing how they plan to make the world a better place through their work in law no later than July 15, 2013.. Application Materials: To access more details and the application, please click on the title of the scholarship above.
Le Petit Scholarships - Type: Scholarship. Award: Two $1,000 scholarships per semester. Eligibility: For any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semester at any accredited American college, university, or institution of higher education. Deadline & Additional Info: Applicants should email their essay of 500 words or more to LeScholarship@gmail.com. Submission deadlines are December 15, 2012, and May 15, 2013.
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts vary Eligibility: Applicant must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder. Must currently be receiving medical treatment, including medications and psychiatric follow-ups. Must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment. NOTE: Correspondence and distance learning courses, online courses and non-credit courses are not covered under this scholarship. This scholarship is only available to U. S. citizens attending classes within the United States. Additional info: Completed application package includes an application form, essay, transcripts, recommendation forms from three references, and school financial requirements including a completed FAFSA. The application can be downloaded by clicking on the title. If you have any questions you may e-mail them at email@example.com. If you do not have internet access or you may contact them by calling 1-800-809-8202.
Lois Roulston Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club Single-Parent Scholarship – Type: Scholarship Award: $500 Eligibility: Must be a single parent continuing his/her education. Deadline: March 1st, annually Additional info: To receive a copy of the application please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Cheryl Mercer at 757-474-2333, or send a written request to Cheryl Mercer, Beach Suburban RWC, 4601 Southern Pines Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Submit completed application to: the same address.
Marine Corps Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to deserving sons and daughters of current or former United States Marines and to deserving sons or daughters of current or former United States Navy Corpsmen who have served with the United States Marine Corps, in their pursuit of higher education Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Program – Type: Scholarship Award: Amounts may vary Eligibility: The MERF scholarship program awards are based totally on essays written by the applicants. There is no requirement for applicants to be members of Mensa nor is any consideration given to grades, academic program, or financial need. However, the student must have an IQ in the top 2% to become a member. Deadlines & additional info: For more information about deadlines and how to apply please click on the title.
National Association of Broadcasters – Type: Grant Award: Up to $25,000 Eligibility: The competition is open to all academic personnel. Graduate students and senior undergraduates are invited to submit proposals. Deadline: January 31 Additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
National Black MBA Association, Inc. (Undergraduate) – Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: The program is implemented by the local chapter awards a scholarship to a qualified minority undergraduate student. Deadlines & additional info: Interested students should contact their nearest NBMBAA chapter for program calendar, requirements, application, and selection criteria information. Additional information is also available by clicking on the title.
National Federation of the Blind – Type: Scholarship Award:(30) $3,000-$12,000. Eligibility: Must be legally blind and meet the other criteria outlined in the application form. Additional info: For an application or additional information please click on the title or contact: Peggy Elliott, Chairman, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee, 805 Fifth Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) – Type: Scholarships & Grants Award: $2,000-$12,000. Eligibility: The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and other information please click on the title. Applications for NIAF scholarships can only be submitted on-line by clicking here .
Project Management Institute - Type:Scholarship Award:$1,000. Eligibility:The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Project Management Institute is offering up to five scholarships to any student preparing to enter or already attending a college or university and pursuing a bachelor, masters or doctoral degree. Deadline: June 1 Additional Info:For more information, please click on the title above.
Ron Paul Scholarship (2014) - Type: Scholarship Award: $10,000; $5,000; and $2,500 Eligibility: The Ron Paul Patriot, Liberty, and Freedom Scholarships are available to liberty-minded undergraduate students (excluding seniors) and high school seniors who have been accepted for the Fall of 2014. Requirements: Studets must complete two essays from two separate sections. Strict requirements apply, so be sure to review the Requirements Document . Deadlines & Additional Info: Applications will not be accepted prior to December 2, 2013. Any application postmarked before that date will not be considered. The submission deadline is March 10, 2014. Any application received with a postmark after March 10, 2014 will not be eligible. Winners and award recipients will be annoinced on May 19, 2014 but will be notified in writing prior to that date.
Roothbert Fund, Inc. – Type: Scholarship/Grant Award: $2,000-$3,000 Eligibility: Applicant must be a permanent resident of the following states as of March 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. All applicants are eligible regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Additional info: VERY IMPORTANT--BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING: Please note that applicant interviews are scheduled on extremely short notice in March and are held in New York (NY), New Haven (CT), Philadelphia (PA) and Washington, DC. The Fund designates a two-month period from November 1 to January 31 each year in which printed applications forms are made available. Requests for application forms should be directed to the Fund after November 1 for the ensuing school year. To obtain a copy of the current application form, submit a written request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Roothbert Fund, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive, Room 252, New York, NY 10115 between November 1 and January 31.
Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Awards vary upon program Eligibility: To be eligible for the Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited postsecondary two- or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements.
Below is a list of scholarship programs:
-Sallie Mae Fund "First in My Family Scholarship Program": This program is in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per Hispanic-American student.
-The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program: This program is intended to help financial aid officers meet the needs of students whose financial aid packages fall short by $1,000 or more. Open to families with a combined income of less than $30,000.
-The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program: This program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to African-American students with demonstrated financial need.
Deadlines & additional info: For further information on these scholarship programs please click on the title or call: 1-888-272-5543.
Scholarships for Native American Students – Type: Scholarships Award: Amounts vary Eligibility: Native American students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. Deadline & additional info:For additional information please click on the title above.
Soroptimist International Woman's Opportunity Award – Type: Scholarship Award: Local award is $1500 with the possibility of a regional award ($3000 - $5000) Eligibility: Must be a female looking to enter or re-enter the job market or to further her skill and training to upgrade her employment status. Deadlines & additional info: For more information please e-mail email@example.com.
Tylenol Scholarships – Type: Scholarship Award: Awards ranging from $1000 to $5000 Eligibility: Must be student pursuing a career in health care Deadline: September 30, 2006 Additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
The University Writing Scholarship (UWS) – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshmen or current undergraduate student in any field of study. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined based on quality of work submitted. Deadlines & additional info: For complete information on this program please click on the title.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship Program Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Program is open to high school seniors or individuals who plan to enroll or are enrolled in full or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate coursework at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must be enrolled through Feb. 1 of the upcoming year. Applicants must have an annual adjusted income of $35,000 or less, and be a U S citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicants must not currently be in default on any student loans. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-800-537-4180; To download an application click here .
Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) Scholarship Program Type: Scholarship. Award: Multiple $1,000 scholarships. Eligibility: There are five different scholarship categories. Please review the VA-ACME Flyer for more information and details. Deadlines and additional info: All VA-ACME scholarship applications and attachments must be post-marked by February 4, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Winners will be notified in March 2013 by phone and email.
Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) and Donald A. Perry Foundation – Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 to $3,000 Eligibility: Program awarding those students who demonstrate potential as a future leader in Virginia. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title or call 1-877-648-VCTA (8282).
Virginia Federation of Republican Women Political Studies Scholarship - Type: Scholarship Award: Three (3) $1,000 awards to undergraduate or graduate students. Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at an ccredited Virginia college or university studying government, political science, or law. The purpose of the scholarship is to reflect on the cause of good government and to promote political activism and savvy. Deadlines & Additional Info: For 2014-2015, applications and essays must be submitted by March 1, 2014. Submit the Political Studies Scholarship Application Form, a 500-word, typed essay entitled, "Political Activism and the Role of the Republican Woman.", and a copy of your resume listing any relevant educational and professional interests and achievements.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program - Type: Fellowship/Scholarship. Award (annual): $8,000 for Professionals; $6,000 for Graduate students; $4,000 for Undergraduate students. Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline. Deadlines & additional info: 2013-2014 deadline is November 1st (applications are currently being accepted). For more information on eligibility criteria, please click on title.
Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) – VTSLP’s primary purpose is to provide financial support to eligible students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia’s critical shortage fields. For complete information on this program please click on the title.
White House Fellowships – Type: Fellowship Eligibility, advantages, deadlines & additional info: For more information please click on the title.
Young Christian Leaders Scholarship -Type: Scholarship Award: $1,000 Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or college-age student whose permanent home is in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, active in church, and attained a minimum 2.5 GPA. Deadlines & additional info: Applications due on the 15th of the month to be eligible for the following month's contest. Please click on the title for more details.
Zonta Club of Hampton Roads – Type: Scholarship Award: Contact for more details Eligibility: Must be a woman who is currently enrolled in the second or third year of a business-related undergraduate degree program during the current school year. Deadlines & additional info: For additional information please click on the title.
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